Eastern Indonesia landslides kill at least 32

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March 3, 2007 10:53




Landslides triggered by days of heavy rain killed at least 32 people in eastern Indonesia Saturday, and buried scores more beneath the mud, officials said. Rustam Pakaya, the chief of the Health Department's Crisis Center in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, said he received a fax from the region saying that 32 bodies had been recovered from the Cibal and Lambaleda districts, and that 20 people were missing. "We have not been able to get heavy machinery to the villages, because landslides have also cut off the main road to the area," Raya told The Associated Press. "Many parts of the road also have collapsed."


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